Friday, May 15, 2020
Face to Face
1 Corinthians 13:12
For now, we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully as I am fully known.
The photo above is one we snapped during a Face Time session with my daughter, Sarah, and the grand girls, although Virginia is the only one seen here. The little ones are more likely to come and go at rambunctious intervals, always waving or tussling with one another to get attention. We've chosen Sunday afternoons for our video chats, and believe me, I look forward to them all week long!
Sarah also sends us photos of the girls on a regular basis. Here are some recent shots of them enjoying the beach. So glad they can get out and enjoy the sunshine and the sand!
While Face Time and photos provide great comfort, they also reignite the longing we feel to be with them in person. Nothing can compare to the wrapping of little arms around you, squeezing tightly, and hearing, "I love you, Gammie" or "I love you, Papa." If I close my eyes, and allow my thoughts to drift, I can almost feel the last hugs we share before the family departs to begin a fresh adventure in a new state.
The day will come when we can all be reunited, but for now, it's like looking at a mirrored reflection - not the real thing, but the closest we can come at the moment.
And that's how it is on the earthly side of life. We can sense God's presence. We see Him revealed in the little miracles all around us. We know Him through His Word, which never fails. Yet, we won't fully know Him, as He already knows us, until we one day stand face to face with Christ Jesus, our Lord.
His hug of welcome will be like no other . . .
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